Best Linux Text Editors

Best Linux Text Editors

You can choose between several text editors in Linux. Each editor has advantages and advantages.

1. Vi/Vim
Vi is a powerful and the most popular command-line-based editor. Commonly used for writing code and editing configuration files. First of all, the advantage is availability. Vi is always installed on any distribution. The second advantage is the consumption of system resources. One of the cons is non-intuitive, but short commands.

Vi has 3 modes: command, input, and last line mode. Command mode is the default.

2. Nano
Nano is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor and is installed by default in Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions. Action/commands are done in a CTRL and Key manner, for example, CTRL + X save a file. Features: Autoconf support, case-sensitive search function, auto-indent ability, regular expression search and replace.

3. Gedit
Gedit is the default text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. Gedit’s aim is simple and easy to use for beginner Linux users. Useful features are syntax highlighting, clipboard support, brackets matching, search and replace with support of regular expressions

4. GNU Emacs
Emacs is the extensible self-documenting editor. It provides an interpreter for Emacs Lisp. Main function: text editing including a project planner, mail and newsreader, debugger interface, calendar.

5. Leaf Pad
GTK+ based editor is popular among new Linux users because it is easy to use. It supports the codeset option, auto codeset detection, and Drag & Drop function. It does not provide syntax coloring.

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